importing data from Quicken

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05 Jan, 2016 01:59 AM

I am trying Money dance on my new mac book pro. I have successfully entered data for a new business account for 2015. I want to import data from my old mac book pro. I have tried to do so and always get the following error message: java.lang.nullPointerException.

any ideas? I've tried to export to a QIF file and save it on a flash drive. I have also tried to export it to a file in dropbox. Always get this error message when I try to import it to Money dance. Thanks! Laura

  1. 1 Posted by Laura on 05 Jan, 2016 02:08 AM

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    Thanks, I think I've followed these instructions but still get the error message.

    My Quicken program is old: 2007. Does this matter?

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 05 Jan, 2016 03:46 AM

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    The age of Quicken is not important, the main thing is to be able to export QIF files from it. In some ways older versions of Quicken could even be better in this regard.

    I'm not a Mac user but your error looks strange to me for what you are attempting.

    The first thing I would do is to have a look at your QIF file to make sure it is as it should be

    QIF are just text files with embedded instructions so are easily viewed with any text editor, word processor etc

    The entries in the QIF file should look something like:

    PFinancial Inst Duty
    LTax:Financial Inst Duty:FID - Cheque
    ^ D01/07/1999
    PAccount Fees
    MBank charges
    LBank Charge:Fees - Cheque
    ^ D05/07/1999
    LCash Point Withdrawal:Cash
    ^ D10/07/1999
    PTelstra Payment

    If they do not then that is the first thing to look into.

  3. 3 Posted by David Hanley on 05 Jan, 2016 02:57 PM

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    Hi Laura,

    Before we proceed, I want to double check, did you follow the instructions here? There are some errors that can happen in the importing process that are prevented by following the instructions on that page.

    Here are a list of possible errors you might have and their solutions.

    If you've done it all correctly, please let me know and we can look at additional solutions.

    David Hanley
    Infinite Kind Support

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